Caught not Bought: Mexico

by Skinny Water Culture August 02, 2017

By Ryan Saul

I love hunting, I love killing fish and I love eating meat. What I love more, and am fortunate enough to be doing full time, is pastoring a small church in Tampa called Calvary Chapel West Tampa.

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All Part of the Process

by Skinny Water Culture June 28, 2017

By Ryan Saul

 

This past week I got a phone call from a good buddy who needed a hand at his farm. Being summer, I recruited my 11 year old son Johnny, and we went to help my friend work on his roof. Our payment: a young male goat named Angst, a guinea hen and three gallons of raw goat milk.

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When it rains in June

by Skinny Water Culture June 06, 2017

By: Capt. Royce Dahnke (@realtrippymahi)

 

Fly fishing false albacore in the panhandle.

During late May and early June rain can bring some of the most action pact mornings a fly fisherman could possibly ask for. We’re not talking about ordinary rain showers, but more on the lines of acres and acres of rain.

After these rains, minnows cloud out the crystal clear waters of the northwest Florida coast, and following very close behind them are thousands of bonito aka false albacore or as the old schoolers used to call them little tunny.

 

These high speed little bruisers are dialed in on the abundance of food stretched for miles right off the beach and they are willing to eat every rain minnow in their way. As all the meat hunters in the panhandle area head out on their 30+ footers to chase king mackerel and red snappers many of them pass up a very underrated fish.

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Caught not Bought

by Skinny Water Culture May 24, 2017

By: Ryan Saul

Our motto in “Caught not Bought” has always been, “whatever makes the best story.” the best story is rarely developed through the safe and sensible route.

The heart behind Caught not Bought is simple, be self-sufficient and question everything. Your reason for doing things should never be because, “that’s just how it’s done”. There are processes sure, but there are always other ways – better ways.

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An Onion Ring Kind Of Love

by Carlos Baz September 25, 2015

I do not think it much of a leap at all to say that the onion ring could be one the most polarizing fried treats to ever adorn a restaurant menu. Oft […]

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Rainer and Noel’s Excellent Camping Adventure 2015

by Dan Decibel January 26, 2015

This past weekend was the Annual Camping trip hosted by Rainer and Noel Schaels. This was the 7th straight year they have hosted this awesome event. I was an attendee […]

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Fat Guys in Little Boats

by Dan Decibel January 18, 2015

Currently on the way to the Florida Keys for a day of fishing. I writing this blog on behalf of Derek Rust, Jason Fernandez, and Joe Mirrione. For the past […]

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Breakfast for Lunch?

by Ryley Batewell February 17, 2014

What do trout like to eat in the cold months? Other than tiny little midges.. In the stream that I fish, they like breakfast for each meal of the day. […]

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Bar Tricks

by Carlos Baz January 23, 2014

It has been more than three full months since I have been able to fly a loop, with its tiny payload of steel and fur and feather, towards the scaled, […]

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Window of Opportunity

by Oliver Rogers January 12, 2014

I want to wish everyone a Happy New Year, and I hope that 2014 brings tight lines to all.  Over my Christmas Break, I was able to take a trip […]

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Oh, Caledonia

by Carlos Baz August 17, 2013

I have big hands.  Though, as hands go, they are not particularly long.  Not of the kind that reach beyond the wrist and threaten the forearm.  Nor are they so […]

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Pandalus Borealis

by Carlos Baz April 24, 2013

In those deep wells of time that exist between the seasons, anglers dream and pine and design with every breath as they await the return of things.  Tarpon in the […]

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The Psychopomp and the Angler

by Carlos Baz April 05, 2013

Ferrying deceased fish, glistening effigies to a former prowess, onto to their final resting places is my profession. I do not dispense the deathblows, as I am but a humble […]

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7 Girls, 1 Cook

by Carlos Baz March 19, 2013

Recently I was informed by my better half that we would be hosting six of her childhood girlfriends at our apartment in a slightly belated celebration of her friend Amanda’s […]

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Fire!

by Carlos Baz February 11, 2013

Six years ago I left south Florida, where my angling heart will forever lie, for New York City. I took a job with one of the preeminent seafood wholesalers in […]

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